Kybella: A Non-Surgical Treatment for Reducing Double Chin

Have you noticed unwanted or extra fullness beneath your chin? Do you find yourself avoiding the camera that “adds ten pounds” and can accentuate your “double chin?” This could be something you have had for many years or something you are just now noticing. If you are unhappy with your profile and the excess skin accumulated in the area, it may be time to book a consultation visit with our providers at Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetic Center. Men and women in the Columbia, Maryland, area are encouraged to request an appointment with Dr. Ife Rodney to learn about their options for treatment, including the popular Kybella injections.

What is a “double chin?”

More simply put, it is an accumulation of fat cells under the chin. The cause could be genetics, weight changes, or just a natural aging process. Despite the cause, we have your solution: Kybella injections.

What is Kybella, and what makes this treatment option popular with patients?

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for destroying fat cells underneath the chin. This gives a more refined, beautiful profile. The active ingredient used in Kybella is known as deoxycholic acid. This naturally occurring molecule helps break down and absorb fat. When injected underneath a patient’s chin, Kybella will destroy the targeted fat cells. These cells then are unable to gather and store excess fat. Because of this, once your chin treatment goal is met, the results are usually long-lasting.

How many injections do I need to achieve the desired results?

The number of injections needed varies from patient to patient. During your consultation with Dr. Rodney, she discusses your treatment plan in great detail. Each Kybella treatment injection will be given at least one month apart, with most patients needing two to three treatments for the look they desire.

Is Kybella safe?

Kybella is one of the only treatment options available for double chin outside of plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction. Even so, it is non-invasive, which makes it best for those who do not want to undergo surgical interventions and avoid scarring or increased risks of infection. Instead, when administered by a trained provider, Kybella offers a safe and FDA-approved solution. The injections are done based on the specific goals of the patient and the severity of the double chin present. Patients must know that their treatments provide gradual results, so changes are noticed with time instead of immediately, as with liposuction and surgical alternatives.

Ready to see if Kybella is for you?

Call Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetic Center today to schedule a consultation with our Kybella specialist, Dr. Ife Rodney! Her office can be reached by telephone at (301) 479-6544. You also have the option of booking your appointment online.

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